It’s Time to Set Goals for Your Team (Not Resolutions)

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Resolutions are different from goals. Resolutions come from self-reflecting on the past year and are generally vague. They’re a new mindset or outlook, but goals are specific, measurable, and time-sensitive. To set goals, you need a vision and to map out a way to get there. And as a business leader, you have to rally… Read more »

How to Manage Your Team for Culture and Productivity

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While other industries are working from home and flexing their schedules, manufacturing workers have their noses to the grindstone, without the freedom to take breaks and schedule vacations. That’s probably an exaggeration, of course, but the truth is that while manufacturing employees want more flexibility, the industry doesn’t always allow for that. Managers are bound… Read more »

How to Find the Best Front House Staff For Your Events

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When you’re hosting an event, the most important aspects is the people you hire to work at it—bartenders, servers, ambassadors, greeters, registration staff, and more. You need people who are enthusiastic, reliable, professional, friendly, and polite. After all, these are the people who make the biggest difference in how the event goes. If you hire… Read more »

8 Ways Your Budget Could Go Bust and 3 Ways to Mitigate Those Risks

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So you’ve been promoted to a managerial role—congratulations! But now you have to manage a budget. And your department’s budget is probably more complicated than your household budget. There are more moving parts and more people involved. It’s usually pieced together on a spreadsheet, and you’ll have to act responsibly and without errors. Here are… Read more »

Business Culture Competencies You Can Learn and Develop In Your Employees

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It’s not easy to be a manager. There’s so much to consider—budgets, performance and goals, hiring new employees, and coaching and managing your current employees. And that’s just your day-to-day. Don’t forget about troubleshooting, problem-solving, and resolving conflicts when they come up. But if you can master some of these lessons and instill them in… Read more »

How to Plan for the Fourth Quarter Employee Performance Reviews

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Most employees and employers dread employee performance reviews. They’re stressful, they take a lot of preparation, and there are often expectations and fears that are so feared they can negatively affect an employee’s productivity and motivation. But if you do them right, performance reviews can be really effective. And the best way to do them… Read more »

Millennial Month: Shocking Employment Numbers You Can Maximize as an Employer

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We’re ten years out from the Great Recession and unemployment is as low as ever, but, according to research, Millennial men ages 25 to 34 are less likely to work than before. In fact, about 500,000 young men are missing from the workforce, and it isn’t clear why. But it’s a problem for those men…. Read more »

Millennial Month: 5 Benefits Your Millennial Workforce Brings to Work

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It’s Millennial Month! Millennials make great hires for a variety of different reasons—they value the quality of their work, they’re interested in collaboration, and they’re optimists. Thanks to coming of age with social media, they’re used to being honest and genuine and are more than willing to share their opinions. Here are five benefits your… Read more »

Employee Learning Series: Providing JITT (Just in Time Training)

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Nothing frustrates an employee more than when they’re expected to do something that they have no training for. And as we all know, frustrated employees become disgruntled employees who eventually start looking for new opportunities elsewhere. How can they be expected to perform well when they’re unprepared to do so? Here’s why training is essential… Read more »

Employee Learning Series: Onboarding Tips

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Effective onboarding is the first step to employee retention. Almost a third of employees have quit a job within the first six months. And 33% knew within the first week of employment whether or not they would stay at their company long-term. So that first impression is key. Studies show that the top reasons employees… Read more »